EQUINE NEWS

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA (EIA) CONFIRMED IN TEXAS HORSE

County Quarter Horse. This is the first confirmed case of EIA in Texas this year. The horse was confirmed positive after testing was performed to meet regulatory requirements. The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until the TAHC’s requirements are met.  TAHC staff are working closely with the owner and local veterinarian to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures. “Last year, 59 horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia in Texas,” said Texas State Veterinarian Dr. Andy Schwartz. “These cases serve as an important reminder that EIA is present in our state, biosecurity and sanitary practices are invaluable, and required EIA testing for equine event participation and congregation continues to be of the utmost importance.”